On July 15, 2016, the ECB published a revised version of its Eurosystem Oversight Policy Framework, which describes the role of the Eurosystem in oversight of FMIs. Eurosystem promotes the safety and protection of FMIs and acts as the central bank of issues in EU and international cooperative arrangements for securities and derivatives clearing and settlement systems. FMI includes payment systems, and clearing and settlement systems. The revised version of the current framework, which builds on the edition published in September 2015, takes into account the significant regulatory and institutional changes and market developments that have affected Eurosystem’s oversight function since July 2011. This includes the revised and enhanced harmonized international standards and EU law such as the CPSS-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures.

The oversight policy is available at:

http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/other/eurosystemoversightpolicyframework201607.en.pdf?4cb84eb3183f0bb2c71bc3509af6ff e3